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Questions tagged [language]

Discussions about the language of posts and other content. / Discussions sur la langue des messages et autres contenus.

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Dans quelle langue répondre quand la question est posée à la fois en français et en anglais?

Il arrive des cas comme cette question où la personne pose la question à la fois en français et en anglais. Dans un tel cas, quel est le meilleur comportement à adopter ? Faut-il répondre en Français, ...
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Allow us to edit help center pages

For the most part, the text of the help center is the same on every Stack Exchange site. This is unfortunate because some sites, including French Language, have specific requirements. In particular, ...
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Is it ok to attempt to write in french?

Is it ok to attempt to write in French my question, even though it probably contains some errors, and then hope a reviewer corrects them? In this way we could learn a lot more, by learning from our ...
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Is it rude to request that I prefer answers to my questions be in English?

I have been using french.stackexchange to ask answerable questions concerning French grammar. I'm a beginning learner. This website has been helpful to me so far in motivating me to continue learning ...
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Can I roll back this edit to my answer?

My answer here was edited twice to replace the word sandwiches with sandwichs. However, dictionaries say both spellings are acceptable. I asked the second person who edited my answer why it had been ...
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Mauvais français ou bon anglais ?

Il y a déjà beaucoup de questions sur French Language meta au sujet de la langue propre des questions, et (je pense que) le consensus est une préférence pour les questions rédigées en français, mais ...
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Can we have a French user interface? — Peut-on avoir une interface en français ?

Back when this site started, the official status of localization on Stack Exchange was localization is slowly creeping up in priority. But there are no dates to report or even an estimate. There ...
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Better support for bilingual tag excerpts

Tag wiki excerpts don't allow any formatting, they're just plain text. I can see the argument against markup: it would introduce needless distractions. The purpose of the excerpt is to convey ...
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Should the site help really tell those learning French to ask in French?

The help page on asking questions (formerly part of the faq) says: Should I ask/answer in French or English? Both languages are accepted. If you are learning French, we suggest that you learn by ...
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Is it better to put question titles in English?

Just ran into this dilemma on Dans quel ordre enseigner le français ? A question that could be considered applicable to a very wide audience was asked and answered, but the question and title ...
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Un pas vers la nouvelle orthographe… ou pas ? — One step towards new orthography… or not?

Par exemple, trente et un devient trente-et-un, paraître devient paraitre, réglementaire devient règlementaire, revolver devient révolver, des après-midi devient des après-midis, porte-monnaie devient ...
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Standardization — Normalisation

Reading Jefromi's question, I have been concerned with these edits, especially because of their nature. For example, a lot of these edits are only adding a space before a question mark. I am a native ...
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Participer en français aux questions en anglais [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Answering in the other language Est-ce une bonne pratique de proposer une réponse en français à une question posée en anglais ? Je constate que c'est déjà le cas pour ...
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Shouldn't this website be in English? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Quelle est la langue principale du site? What is the primary language of the site? Off-topic but I think this is really a problem. https://japanese.stackexchange.com/ Is not ...
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Devrait-on corriger l'anglais sur ce site ? — Should we correct English mistakes here?

Je suis tombée sur la réponse en anglais à cette question. De très nombreuses fautes d'anglais, certaines ont déjà été corrigées d'ailleurs. Mon avis : Dans la mesure où nous sommes sur French ...
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Cross-language duplicates — doublons en langues différentes

Si deux questions sont des doublons au niveau du contenu, mais que l'une ainsi que ses réponses sont dans une langue (anglais ou français) tandis que l'autre question et ses réponses sont dans l'autre ...
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Petit lexique du sociolecte de Stack Exchange à l'usage des francophones

Étant donné que le français est largement — à raison — utilisé sur French Language, il serait bon d'établir un lexique du jargon de StackExchange pour ceux que le franglais rebute. Ce lexique est à ...
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Localisation problems on the non-english SE sites: what to do now?

We have now multiples sites for languages. German, English, Japanese, French. On our meta here, many questions are asked regarding the localisation problems, here is a list Why is SE engine ...
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May I ask a question in <language>? Est-ce que je peux poser une question dans <langue>?

What questions may languages be in? It's a given that questions in French are acceptable, and we're currently debating English in other threads. What about languages other than French and English — if ...
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Comment encourager les gens à écrire en français? How to encourage people to write in French?

Encourager la rédaction en français ne peut être que bénéfique pour le site. On peut aussi encourager la rédaction dans les deux langues. La question c'est : comment ? Quels moyens utiliser ? ...
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Convention for indicating you'd like an ancillary translation

What I mean is: I'm asking a question about topic A, during the course of which I use word which I'm not too happy with. I don't want it to become the topic of my question, and it's probably not worth ...
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A Notice for Non-English Meta Sites

Our goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great place to produce high-quality Q&A sites, no matter what language your speak. But we are still predominantly an English-speaking organization and ...
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Should question tags be in English or French? Or both?

I know about this question: Can Stack Exchange employees understand French? But I think the tags are more important than the message text, so I created a new question. Tags are used in many ways, ...
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Can Stack Exchange employees understand French?

(To Robert, Dori, Shog9, HedgeMadge & GraceNote, wherever I may find them) Do any of you guys understand any French? As you'll see, we're wondering what the main language of the main and meta ...
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Translating monolingual answers to “important” questions

Is it appropriate to translate monolingual answers to "hot" questions in order to improve their usefulness to the wider internet? If so should it be As an edit to the existing answer? As an ...
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Answering in the other language

I feel confident in my ability to comprehend French, but can express myself much more clearly in English. However, for questions written in French, the question asker may not be able to understand the ...
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Are questions only about French language, not its usage are allowed?

For example, I would like to know how French is perceived in English speaking countries. More specifically if most people think it's better to have a native french speaker as a teacher or it's not ...
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Should we tag questions to indicate the language they're written in? Faut-il une étiquette indiquant dans quelle langue une question est rédigée?

This debate has been started on the German and Japanese Language & Usage sites, but I'm not sure it's been fully resolved. Should we tag each question (a mod would be the one to do the tagging; I'...
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Quelle est la langue principale du site? What is the primary language of the site?

Une décision que nous devons prendre dans les prochains jours est la langue principale du site. Il y a des choses qui peuvent être bilingues (en particulier on peut avoir des questions en anglais et ...